Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 6/183 -- David Fales, QB, 6-2, 228, San Jose State...He is expected to come in and compete with Jerrod Johnson for developmental quarterback behind backup Jordan Palmer. He led the NCAA in completion percentage as a junior (.725) after transferring from junior college. He'd originally committed to Nevada but left after his freshman year because an offense that greatly utilized the running of Colin Kaepernick did not fit his skills. A big arm hasn't been his calling card, but accuracy has, and he threw for 66 touchdowns in two seasons with San Jose State. He completed 68 percent in two seasons.
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10/27/13 - David Fales passed for 482 yards and five touchdowns and scored his first rushing touchdown of the season with eight seconds left to lead San Jose State over Wyoming 51-44 in a Mountain West Conference affair Saturday night. The Spartans (4-3, 3-1) overcame a 16-point third quarter deficit, using three consecutive touchdowns to take the lead at the end of the frame.
Wyoming (4-4, 2-2) then went 69 yards in 10 plays, culminating with Shaun Wick's 15-yard TD carry with 11:47 remaining. The teams traded another touchdown apiece before the Spartans showed one last trick. On fourth and inches from the Wyoming 46, the Spartans ran a play-action and Fales found tight end Billy Freeman alone along the left sideline. Freeman pulled in the pass and rumbled 33 yards to the Cowboys' 13. Five plays later, Fales pushed his way into the end zone for the deciding score. - AP Sports
10/14/13 - WEEK 7 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: San Jose State QB David Fales...Quarterback David Fales completed 28-of-35 passes for 431 yards and three touchdowns leading San Jose State University to a 34-27 comeback win over Colorado State University in a Mountain West Conference game.
Fales' three touchdown passes came on plays of 83, 77 and 62 yards to running back Jarrod Lawson and wide receivers Chandler Jones and Tyler Winston, respectively as the Spartans (3-3, 2-1 Mountain West) came from behind for the second week in a row. San Jose State finished with a season-high 608 yards of total offense. - San Jose State football
10/12/13 - David Fales connected with Tyler Winston on a 62-yard touchdown catch and run with 5:36 to play to lift San Jose State to a 34-27 win over Colorado State on Saturday. In a game which featured five ties and seven lead changes, Fales completed 28 of 35 passes for 431 yards and three touchdowns. Fales threw touchdown passes of 83- and 77-yards to Jarrod Lawson and Chandler Jones, respectively, in the second quarter and San Jose State (3-3, 2-1 Mountain West) piled up 608 yards of total offense.
Lawson finished with 104 yards receiving and a game-high 98 yards rushing, including an 18-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Tyler Winston added eight receptions for 151 yards and a score for the Spartans. Garrett Grayson had 310 yards passing and three touchdowns for Colorado State (2-4, 0-1 Mountain West), but threw two second half interceptions which led to 10 SJSU points. - AP Sports
10/06/13 - David Fales threw three touchdown passes and Austin Lopez kicked three field goals and San Jose State beat Hawaii, 37-27, at Aloha Stadium Saturday. The Spartans (2-3, 1-1 Mountain West) rallied from a 14-3 first-quarter deficit with 31 straight points to snap a three-game losing streak. Fales tossed touchdown passes of 61, 35 and 27 yards and completed 16 of 35 passes for 318 yards. Lopez converted on field goals of 44, 51 - a career-long - and 37 yards. San Jose State posted 550 yards of total offense, including 232 rushing yards - both season-highs. Tim Crawley led the way with 21 rushes for 93 yards and Jarrod Lawson added 12 carries for 89 yards. Tyler Winston caught six passes for 159 yards. - AP Sports
09/27/13 - The Spartans (1-2, 0-0) go into this week's big rematch with Utah State coming off back-to-back losses to Stanford and Minnesota during which they were outscored by a combined 77-37. The team also suffered a key injury to WR Noel Grigsby who is out indefinitely with a knee injury that may be season-ending. One bright spot has been K Austin Lopez who made his 21st consecutive field goal in last week's 43-24 loss at Minnesota, the longest active streak in FBS.
Vs. Utah State, Friday: Pass blocking for QB David Fales will be a big key. The Spartans yielded 13 sacks to the Aggies in last year's 49-27 loss in Logan, a game that decided the WAC title. Fales still passed for 467 yards and three touchdowns despite running for his life. Utah State rushed for 212 yards in last year's win and first-year Spartan coach Ron Caragher made the decision to switch from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense this season to better combat spread attacks like the one the Aggies use. - The Sports Xchange
09/23/13 - WEEK 4 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: David Fales, San Jose State, threw for 439 yards and three TDs in a 43-24 loss to Minnesota. - AP Sports
09/23/13 - Mixed bag from Fales in loss at Minnesota...When teams see “Minnesota” on the schedule, it doesn't exactly seem like a daunting task. The Gophers haven't won more than seven games in a season since 2003 (the Laurence Maroney/Marion Barber days) and Jerry Kill is averaging just 4.5 wins per year as Minnesota's head coach. But San Jose State had to travel more than 2,000 miles and a few time zones to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for an 11 a.m. local-time kickoff. So this matchup wasn't going to be a walk in the park for the Spartans and their NFL prospect at quarterback, senior David Fales.
It was a solid showing for Fales, who made several impressive NFL throws and was the only reason the Spartans kept the game close through three quarters. He finished 22-for-35 (62.9 percent) for 434 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions, but at the end of the day, he wasn't able to make enough clutch throws to keep up with the Minnesota offense. In Fales' defense, his supporting cast was extremely inconsistent (with little production on the ground) and the Spartans' defense had no answer for the Gophers' run attack, led by redshirt freshman quarterback Mitch Leidner. Making his first career start, the Gophers' quarterback finished with a school-record four rushing touchdowns. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
09/23/13 - Mixed bag from Fales in loss at Minnesota...After a slow start for the San Jose State offense, Fales delivered midway through the second quarter with a 76-yard touchdown pass down the sideline to senior wide receiver Chandler Jones. The throw floated a tad from the far hash, but Fales used outstanding touch to drop it in the bucket so Jones could catch it in stride and take it the distance. The Spartans quarterback also did a great job of using the sideline, putting perfect placement on the toss so only his guy was coming down with it.
After Minnesota scored on the following drive to push its lead to 20-10, the San Jose State offense got the ball back with three minutes in the first half. But Fales needed just two minutes to answer and drive down the field, finishing with 32-yard pass down the seam to Jones for the score. The touchdown throw lacked elite zip like most of his passes, but it was more of a rope than rainbow and was placed in a premium spot where his target could catch it with his hands in front of the defensive back. But after a strong first half, Fales and the San Jose State offense sputtered in the second half.
Fales had a costly (and rare) poor decision early in the third quarter when he forced a pass into a tight window over the middle. The ball was deflected by the defensive back and intercepted by Minnesota linebacker Aaron Hill, giving the Gophers excellent field position at the Spartans' 12-yard line. Three plays later, Minnesota scored their fourth touchdown of the game, giving them a 26-17 advantage. Fales finished the third quarter 1-for-6 for nine yards and one interception. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
09/23/13 - Mixed bag from Fales in loss at Minnesota...San Jose State started the fourth quarter with the ball, but the drive was stalled by a failed fourth down conversion. Meanwhile, the Gophers continued to advance the ball down the field with the running game, eventually pushing their lead to 43-17.
Fales, who (as usual) spent most of the game in shotgun formation, showed off his outstanding poise and efficiency in the pocket. He surveyed the field quickly and was able to find favorable matchups with his eyes and awareness - traits that make him such an intriguing NFL prospect. However his average arm strength and athleticism showed on several occasions, which are the main reasons many are keeping him out of the early round discussion.
Based on tape and today's game, it's easy to see why so many like Fales with his intelligence and efficient passing attack. But his lack of elite physical tools are clear and it will most likely keep several NFL teams from putting him high on their draft board. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
09/21/13 - San Jose State quarterback David Fales was as good as he's ever been in the first half against Minnesota, using pinpoint accuracy to hit big play after big play and keep the Spartans in the game. When Fales and the high-flying offense slowed down just a little bit in the second half, the Golden Gophers ran away with the game. Now that top receiver Noel Grigsby could be out for the season because of a knee injury, Fales will have even more responsibility on his shoulders. Fales threw for 439 yards and three touchdowns in San Jose State's 43-24 loss to Minnesota on Saturday.
But Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner rushed for 151 yards and four touchdowns and David Cobb added 125 yards rushing and two scores as the Golden Gophers dominated the time of possession, 40:38-18:58. Fales, who is projected by some scouts to be a first-round draft pick threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and the Spartans went into the locker room trailing 20-17. "We felt like we could do whatever we want," Fales said. - AP Sports